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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving! Right Jabs Pilgrims For ... Communism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Native Americans survived for 20,000 years in the Americas by holding all property in common. The reasons the pilgrims almost disappeared was because they had no clue how to grow food in the Americas. They also were not even close to being prepared for the East Coast winter. The assertion that they almost didn't survive because of 'socialism' is quite ridiculous. They wouldn't have survived in 'capitalism' either. The Boers experienced the same thing when they first went to Africa. They couldn't grow food properly because they weren't accustomed to the climate. They didn't have adequate shelter and as a result were subject to all kinds of mosquito diseases. The list goes on regarding just how many things go wrong within the first few years of settlement.
    Possible, and you are correct about the winter. But, they switched from communal growing and division of goods to a system in which everyone had their own plots to tend for a reason.

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    For this community (so far as it was) was found to breed much confusion and discontent and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort. For the young men, that were most able and fit for labour and service, did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men's wives and children without any recompense. The strong, or man of parts, had no more in division of victuals and clothes than he that was weak and not able to do a quarter the other could; this was thought injustice. The aged and graver men to be ranked and equalized in labours and victuals, clothes, etc., with the meaner and younger sort, thought it some indignity and disrespect unto them. And for men's wives to be commanded to do service for other men, as dressing their meat, washing their clothes, etc., they deemed it a kind of slavery, neither could many husbands well brook it.

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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving! Right Jabs Pilgrims For ... Communism?

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    You'll do anything to **** up something, even a holiday, won't you?
    One time I decided to watch Bill O' Reilly during Christmas or give or take a day or so. Extended family was around. Beautiful Montana snowfall on the golf course, fireplaces going....amazing homemade food. And Bill O' Reilly made it sound like the world was on fire, buildings burning down, rioters in the streets over Christmas. I was thinking, never watch a news station on a Holiday. Then again, I don't think the OP would hesitate any to cause a commotion.
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving! Right Jabs Pilgrims For ... Communism?

    Stossel is an idiot 90% of the time. The sole actual historical bit of evidence he uses to butress his ideological rant is a selected bit of writing from the Governor who says

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    I assigned to everyone a parcel of land ...."
    I was going to ask if Stossel experienced any sense of guilt in even quoting that while at other times railing against thieves and criminals but then realized it would be a silly question.
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving! Right Jabs Pilgrims For ... Communism?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You'll do anything to **** up something, even a holiday, won't you?
    you post that as if john stossel were a member of this forum
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving! Right Jabs Pilgrims For ... Communism?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You'll do anything to **** up something, even a holiday, won't you?
    Your aim is way off, that distinction goes to John Stossel who told the story.


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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving! Right Jabs Pilgrims For ... Communism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    The second year they implemented a capitalist system with private property, where you owned your production, and they prospered.
    And from then on they started the occupation and the killing of the American natives.
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving! Right Jabs Pilgrims For ... Communism?

    What happend to your Bush's on jobs worst track record signature???
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving! Right Jabs Pilgrims For ... Communism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Crow View Post
    And from then on they started the occupation and the killing of the American natives.
    Absolutely. The local Native Americans saved their butts that first winter and within 30 years the Indians has a bounty on their heads and the White man was on his way to committing genocide along with his land stealing. And don't forget this was all justified with religion. Isn't Thanksgiving grand?
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving! Right Jabs Pilgrims For ... Communism?

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    What happend to your Bush's on jobs worst track record signature???
    There is evidence that you know how to start a thread of your very own.


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